EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger

EDA struggles to pay bills

The Cook County Grand Marais Joint Economic Authority, or EDA, continues to face cash flow problems.  Payment of most bills is on hold right now, and no substantial income to pay operating exp

Citizen Band radio

Trail resident uses CB radio to connect folks in remote areas

Tom Bettenhausen lives half way up the Gunflint Trail and he’s been hooked on Citizens Band Radio since his teens. Now he’s using his hobby to help out in emergencies.

PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

County board hears PolyMet pitch

The United States currently imports upwards of 80 percent of its palladium/platinum, over 80 percent of its cobalt, 60 percent of its nickel and 40 percent of its copper.

Frank remembers friend and commercial fisherman Kermit Carlsen of Schroeder who passed away this past week.

West End News Jan. 13

The Birch Grove Center at Birch Grove School offers lots of events to the West End community. A great one is skating at night under the lights on the Birch Grove rink.

A wolf near Tucker Lake photographed by Fred's wife, Fran.

Wildersmith Jan. 13

Life along the upper Trail remains seasonal in one aspect and puny in another. The past week found the region again hunkered down amidst its usual sub-zero character.

Smoke from burn barrels is unhealthy

Burning trash poses health risks

Burning trash at home is a serious threat to public health and the environment. It has been illegal in Minnesota since 1969, but is still a common practice in rural areas. 


Station Efforts

WTIP reaches beyond the airwaves, embracing our role in the community and using our position as a trusted community asset to increase the well-being of the area. 

Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as a way to create more jobs.

Klobuchar promotes renewable energy as way to create jobs

U.S. Senator Klobuchar will travel throughout Minnesota the week of January 11 to highlight the job creation potential of energy efficiency and homegrown energy, especially with small businesses.

Guests pack the WTIP studio for a discussion of the community's future

First Thursday program looks forward

A new year and new decade is upon us. As Cook County businesses and institutions emerge from 2009, they face both major challenges and opportunities.

Carlton snowmobile death prompts safety warnings

Death in Carlton prompts safety warnings

The week of Jan. 10 – 16 is Snowmobile Safety Week, and a snowmobile death in Carlton County Saturday prompts several reminders about sled safety from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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